“Peanuts” Was Set in Linden Hills?

December 15, 2008

The Charlie Brown Christmas specials were set in Linden Hills. It must be true — we read it on Wikipedia.

Sparked by the Peepshow poll at right, we were having a discussion about the Christmas movie choices. Amanda was offended that “White Christmas” wasn’t included. John said, then what about “Jingle All The Way,” which was filmed in part in Amanda’s (and John’s) neighborhood, Linden Hills in southwest Minneapolis?

Others disputed that, so we went to Wikipedia to look it up. There we found that not only were portions of that movie filmed in Linden Hills, but that “the Charlie Brown television specials based on the “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schulz are also set in Linden Hills.”

Frankly, we’re skeptical. Is it really true? Fess up, Wikipedia.